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Mayor Bill de Blasio, second from left, presents the commissioner's badge to Police Commissioner Dermot Shea with at police headquarters Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in New York. . (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).

New NYPD commissioner: Keep crime low, perceptions high

Dec. 2, 2019 5:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s newly sworn-in police commissioner has told the force he wants to change a media-driven misperception that officers and the communities they patrol have a bad relationship. Dermot Shea took the oath from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at a police headquarters...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, the incoming New York City Police Commissioner, attends a news conference at New York's City Hall. Shea succeeds James O’Neill on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, as commissioner of the New York Police Department. The 50-year-old Shea started as a Bronx patrolman in 1991 and gained prominence in the department as a crime stats guru. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NYPD’s new commissioner takes charge as big challenges loom

Dec. 1, 2019 11:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Each month, Dermot Shea sits with other top New York City police officials and the mayor to brief reporters on the latest crime statistics. In front of them, often, is a big, blue sign featuring a variation on their underlying message: "Safest Big City in America." Sworn in Sunday as the...